VeSpR observed Venus for about four minutes and 10 seconds of its 10 minute suborbital flight.
VeSpR was launched via sounding rocket at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The first stage is a Terrier missile, originally built as a surface-to-air missile. The second stage is a Black Brant Mk 1 sounding rocket.
Scientists hope the data will help determine what happened to water on Venus early in its development.